Ira Marušič: Objects in Magma
The creator, who first presented her work at Bežigrad Gallery 2 in 2014, is now presenting a selection of large paintings done mostly on canvas. The guiding principle in the creation of these artworks are small items that are painted in the centre of her images in seemingly floating spaces and are similar to magma itself.
Bright Art for a Bright World
Encapsulated in the concrete images they create fantastic narratives on the importance of plants such as cacti, which have dominated the painter’s artwork in recent years as the plant’s form and everyday objects from our lives. Therefore, through the painter’s personal and intimate narrative, we can recognise the belief system and expressive world of her artistic and painting depictions, which is based on her daily observations of seemingly insignificant events and observations of seemingly insignificant actions and views on everyday useful objects and cacti, which are a fundamental and unique element of her artistic, precise observations and artistic creation.
Magma means creating something new from nothing, from the destruction caused by lava. In her art, it means the birth of something new from among the destruction that is signified by the erruption of lava. Regardless whether it is in the centre of the Earth or the centre of her heart. What is new can be born from destruction or from willpower, a love of everything new. Regardless whether this is an object or a plant from day-to-day life. Yesterday, I was a substance. Today, I am a perfect plant or object from everyday life. From the same magmatic substance I became part of an object such as an iron, as was painted by Ira Marušič.
Ira Marušič was born on 13 April 1989 in Koper. From 2004 to 2008 she went to the Giano Rinaldo Carli Upper Secondary School in Koper. She graduated in October 2012 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice under professors Carlo Di Racu and Elena Ribero with the thesis “Il cuore nell’ arte e nella medicina” (The heart in art and medicine). She continued her postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice under professors Carlo Di Racu and Martin Scavezzon. Since 2009, she has presented her work at several independent and group exhibitions both in Slovenia and abroad. She lives in Koper.
Production: Bežigrajska galerija 2 / MGML
Exhibition curator: Miloš Bašin
Artist: Ira Marušič
Design: Miloš Bašin
Photodocumentation: Ira Marušič
Realisation of the exhibition: Technical Service MGML, Miloš Bašin
The exhibition was made by: City of Ljubljana
Sunday, Monday, holidays: Closed